Saturday’s matches saw Giovanni Moreno finally return to the Argentine Primera in the same stadium he left off in, as he came off the bench in the second half for Racing away to All Boys. He instantly improved Racing’s game, but couldn’t do enough to help them win; the match finished 0-0. Elsewhere, though, things were a little more interesting. Godoy Cruz finally hit proper form, winning 2-1 away to Arsenal de Sarandí, and Lanús returned (perhaps temporarily) to the top of the Apertura table with a 2-1 win over Estudiantes, in a match which saw both teams put in perhaps their most impressive performances so far. In Nacional B, River Plate dropped points for the first time this season, drawing 1-1 away to fellow relegatees* Quilmes. All of those goals are right here.
Primera División Torneo Apertura, fifth round
Arsenal 1 – 2 Godoy Cruz
Lanús 2 – 1 Estudiantes
Nacional B 2011-12, fourth round
Quilmes 1 – 1 River Plate
Fernando Cavenaghi scored the opening goal for River, and in so doing neatly illustrated how far the club has slid over the last few years; it was his first goal of his current spell with the club. The last one he scored for them was back in May 2004, the second of two in the return leg of the Copa Libertadores quarter-final against Deportivo Cali.
*No, relegatees isn’t a real word, but I’ve just decided it should be. It’s not as if any of you had any difficulty working out what I meant by it, right?
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